Nine year old girls are just about to enter the tween years. It is the time when she starts discovering the world outside of her home and her daily life. She explores that world and develops opinions about it. She becomes more social, and her friends become a larger part of her life. In all of this, she is discovering herself and what her place is in the world. You have to take this all into consideration when choosing the best gifts and toys for 9 year old girls. Here are some of the things to consider and be aware of about the 9 year old age range.
Sports and Physical Activities
Nine year olds have developed enough strength and coordination to start enjoying sports and other physical activities. Her participation will still include her family to some degree but, as in many of her interests starting at this stage, it will also increasingly include her friends. So, she will appreciate bicycles, scooters, inline skates, and other sports equipment.
Pay attention to what sports and physical activities she and her friends enjoy and select items that she can use for fun and to enhance her performance. Just remember, before you buy her a professional-grade full gear set-up, that she is still exploring, and her interests may change. However, do not provide her with items that will be detrimental to her potential progress in any activity while you wait to see if she is completely and genuinely interested in that activity. It is easier to resell a quality piece of equipment if her interests change.
Kits for Building and Exploring New Areas
As she learns about the world, she will be reading about things that interest her, but she will also have a desire to actively explore. So, kits that she can use to learn how things work are good choices for nine year old girls. These make some of the gifts and toys for 9 year old girls. She may need help with some parts of a kit, but she will want to do most of it herself. If she truly becomes passionate about a subject, she may collect objects related to that subject, including scale models that she has built.
Her desire to create and make things on her own will also lead to an appreciation for craft kits. Completing kits will expand her creativity and give her a feeling of success for completing the project.
Taking On Adult Tasks
She will want to become a more active participant in adult tasks, such as doing things around the house, planning family activities, and making decisions about issues that apply to her. This is the time to listen to her, appraise what she can do, let her try, be there to help and support, and explain your reasons when you have to say no or not yet. She may also want to use these tasks to earn money. This is a great time to teach her about money management.
She may start asking for a pet. You need to assess her level of responsibility and explain to her the responsibilities of pet ownership. If you can both agree that she is ready, then a pet could be a possibility.
Games That Are Fun but Teach Concepts and Build Skills
She will still be interested in playing games with her family and friends. Games such as Monopoly will teach new concepts like how the business world works, and games such as Scrabble will build vocabulary or other skills. Even computer and video games will teach social skills while providing fun interaction.
Friends, Fashion, and Appearance
Nine year old girls will also be focusing on fashion, their appearance, and their friends and peers opinions. This is where you have to make sure that she has developed good self esteem during her explorations and attempts at trying new things. You have to help her understand the healthy way to view and accept herself and others. You also need to help her make any reasonable changes, such as weight loss or contact lenses. Gifts that give her the opportunity to experiment and try new looks will be appreciated.
When she was younger songs were fun, but they also taught her the alphabet and other lessons. Now, music is both a personal and a social experience. So any music-related gifts are good, especially those she can share with her friends.
All of these activities and gifts will be part of the process of her discovering herself, and as she goes through the process, she is likely to record it in a diary and record her thoughts about everything.
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The GOTRAX Glider Electric Scooter has a 250-watt, 24-volt Lithium-Ion Battery with a 5.2AH rating. It takes three hours to charge and will go up to nine miles on a single charge. If the battery runs out, you can use it like a non-motorized scooter although it is heavier than a non-motorized scooter. The battery is replaceable. You just kick start it and use the two-speed lever on the handlebar to accelerate to 17 mph. It has 4″ rubber tires that are not replaceable. Also on the handlebar is a headlight, a hand-controlled brake, and an LED display that shows your speed and the remaining battery charge.
There is also a foot-activated slowing system. This GOTRAX Scooter easily folds with the lever-activated system. It weighs 17.1 pounds, measures 39.3″ x 14.4″ x 6.2″ folded, and 39.3″ x 36.2″ x 14.4″ unfolded. It can be used by children or adults up to 264 pounds.
The GOTRAX Glider Electric Scooter is a great gift for a nine-year-old girl. With this scooter, she can go outside and keep up with her friends.
Anki’s Cozmo is the perfect gift to introduce a nine-old-girl and her friends to robotics and coding. It is cute and personable, making robotics and coding easy and inviting. Its software development kit (SDK) provides a connected robotics platform. The code lab encourages new coders to create their own programs. Anki offers a blog, a newsletter, and, with adult supervision, she can scan the Anki forum to see what others are programming their Cozmo to do. Cozmo has two coding modes: the sandbox mode and the constructor mode. They are explained on the Anki site, and they can further help her develop her coding skills.
Cozmo comes with a USB charging platform and three power cubes. It works with iOS and Android devices. You will have to download the free Cozmo app. The more she plays with it, the more games and upgrades are available. It is durable and secure. It measures 7.2″ x 5″ x 8″.
The Smartxchoices Acoustic Guitar is a great starter set for a nine-year-old girl who is exploring her musical interests. She can play for her own enjoyment and join in with her friends. This six-string folk acoustic guitar for right-handers is made of wood with copper-clad steel strings. It has a 19 fret fingerboard. The guitar comes with nylon case, guitar pick, shoulder strap, extra set of strings, and pitch pipe. It measures 38″ long x 14″ wide x 3.25″ high and weighs 4.7 pounds.
Nine year old girls are at an age where they will try to do new things. They will not be intimidated by the idea of building, coding and programming a computer. With support, successes, and lessons on not quitting when things do not work, hopefully, she will continue to try to do new things into adulthood and not limit her life with “I can’ts.” So, if you buy her the Piper Computer Kit, she will have the opportunity to build the computer and to play Minecraft to create additional switches, LED lights, buttons, sensors, and buzzers to control her game character.
The Piper Computer has a 1.2Ghz Quad Core CPU, 1GB RAM, and WiFi capabilities. Besides playing Minecraft, she can use the computer to go online. The kit includes Raspberry Pi 3, LCD Screen, electronic components, 8GB SD Memory Card, speaker, battery, USB mouse, and wooden case. It measures 15.5″ x 10.5″ x 3″, and weighs 4.5 pounds.
The GirlZone Hair Chalk will allow your favorite nine-year-old girl to explore new looks. It is a temporary, non-toxic, non-allergenic, comb-in, hair coloring chalk that works on all hair colors and that easily washes out at the end of the day. The chalk comes in ten colors and disposable shawls and gloves. This is a fun, temporary way to allow your nine-year-old girl to experiment, express herself, and develop her own style.
This 142-Piece Wood Art Set provides four different mediums in a wide selection of colors. The set has 60 crayons, 24 colored pencils, 24 oil pastels, 24 watercolors, 2 sketch pencils, 1 pencil sharpener, 1 eraser, 2 paint brushes, 3 mixing palettes, and 1 wooden case with drawer. The set measures 14.8″ x 3″ x 9.5″ and weighs five pounds. With the variety of mediums, this is a good set for a nine year old girl to develop her artistic skills.
Whether they just use it for Halloween or really get interested in theater and movie makeup and special effects, this Scientific Explorer Special Effects Makeup Kit will be a lot of fun for your nine-year-old girl and her friends. It can also be a learning experience. The ten-page activity guide provides seven separate activities including making fake blood, gashes, scabs, bruises, burns, and oozing blisters. In mixing the ingredients to create these special effects, she and her friends will learn some important scientific and culinary skills such as the importance of measuring accurately. They are likely to think of some “what ifs” and try them.
The activity book also explains what happens when gashes, bruises, and burns occur. The items that she and her friends will be using are completely safe, common household items such as cornstarch, corn syrup, petroleum jelly, gelatin, food color, and glue. The kit also includes markers, cups, measuring spoons, stirrers, and the activity book.
The K’NEX Education STEM Explorations: Swing Ride Building Set is a fun introduction to mechanical engineering for your nine-year-old girl. With the 486 pieces in the kit, including gears, connectors, a AA-battery-powered motor, and short, long, straight, and curved rods, she can build a swing ride, a boom ride, and a Ferris wheel with the step-by-step instructions, or she can make her own creation. A little parental assistance may be needed, and she may work on it with some friends. Assembling the kit will provide understanding of some basic engineering principles. After the rides are completed, there are three experimental lessons for each model from a book that you can download. The basic engineering lessons and the feelings of success she will obtain make this a great gift for a nine-year-old girl.
The Be Amazing Toys Big Bag Of Science covers physical, earth, and life science, including biology, chemistry, physics, geology, meteorology and aerospace science. With more than 70 activities using real scientific tools, the step-by-step instruction book provides photos and illustrations. The exposure to such a wide range of different areas of science will help your nine-year-old girl determine what areas are interesting to her.
The MindWare Science Academy Lip Balm Lab will introduce your nine year old to chemistry as she creates a product, lip balm, that she will be finding interesting. The kit gives her the opportunity to create her own variation of scented and even colored lip balm. This kit could lead her into the field of cosmetics or into a chemistry-based career. The kit includes a lab station, wax beads, baby oil, sun block, shimmer, flavors, beakers, spoons, a compact, and a step-by-step instruction book that includes information on ingredients, product testing, and storage.
Nine years old is a great time to introduce girls to many of these areas because they are open to trying and discovering new things. They have not yet decided that some things are too intimidating and “They can’t do it.” Hopefully you have found something in our selection of gifts and toys for 9 year old girls. At the very least it should serve as a guide to put you down the right path.